Baldwin BPE1 Upright Piano
If you’re a buyer looking for a high-quality piano for the restricted space allowed by many home or school playing environments, rest assured that Baldwin applies the same level of skill and experience to building its compact upright pianos as it does to constructing its acclaimed grand pianos for the concert stage.
The BPE1 benefits from all the craftsmanship behind the world’s greatest pianos, as well as top quality materials and tonewoods that are standard from Baldwin.
The BPE1 offers optimum playability, durability, and tone, at a price that represents impressive value in an upright piano. What’s more, it looks great in high-polished ebony with brass (standard) or silver hardware.
Like all Baldwin Upright Pianos, the BPE1 still follows the acclaimed Baldwin Scale Design, a precise “recipe” to determine optimum shape of sounding area, string length, and placement of bridges and strike points to produce the best tone and balance all across the frequency range.
At 120 cm (47”) tall, the BPE1 is able to accommodate a larger soundboard than most compact uprights, and therefore benefits from a full, powerful sound. Its longer strings are enhanced by the purity and balance of 100% virgin wool hammers.
Also, Baldwin uses many of the same premium tonewoods and components that are employed in its top-of-the-line professional pianos, including a spruce soundboard, solid two-ply beech and hard maple bridge, spruce ribs and back frame, and a 19 ply hard maple pinblock.
Baldwin’s Full Blow Direct Action contributes to a superior feel and response, for an extremely expressive playing experience.
A piano naturally becomes the focal point of any room, and if your space is limited, you’ll want to fill it with the finest piano built. The Baldwin BPE1 is the best in its class.
Classic design, handcrafted features to last you a lifetime
Specifications – Baldwin BPE-1 Upright
Baldwin Pianos feature solid construction, with reinforced backs made of the finest materials. This enhances both the structural attributes of the piano and its sound characteristics, helping produce a full, rich tone.
To ensure a soundboard of consistently superior quality, Baldwin selects only the finest spruce available. A time-tested traditional design contributes to the responsive character of the soundboard, providing outstanding tonal quality.
BRIDGES & RIBS
The Baldwin BPE1 bridges are constructed of two-ply beech and hard maple. This design contributes to the outstanding tonal quality of the Baldwin piano. Ribs, crafted of premium spruce, are hand selected and matched to each soundboard for maximum stability.
Baldwin strings, made by Mapes or Roslau, provide consistently rich and detailed fundamental tones and harmonic overtones.
The BPE1 pinblock consists of 19 plies of hard maple, one of the most durable hardwoods. By alternating the grain direction of each ply, tuning pins are snugly held. The plies are joined with a waterproof adhesive, so the integrity of the Baldwin pinblock is not adversely affected by humidity.
Baldwin’s acclaimed Full Blow Direct Action contributes to the superior feel and response that professional players demand. Baldwin only uses premium 100% virgin wool hammers to ensure world-class note-to-note consistency and excellent tonal range.
KEYS & KEYBED
Baldwin keybeds are constructed of cross-grained hardwoods. This design ensures long-term dimensional stability. Baldwin keys feature all-hardwood reinforcement parts. Sharp keys have a refined radius for superb feel.
3 FUNCTIONAL PEDALS plus QUIET PLAY
Baldwin Uprights all feature 3 functional, musical pedals—sustain, bass sustain, and soft—allowing for the full range of musical expression. In addition, Baldwin Uprights include a Quiet-Play practice lever with a stop-position that allows for practice at a very soft volume.
Guarantee: 10 years, parts and labor